Indoor Tanning Lotions

by Karen Bates
(last updated July 4, 2014)

Year round, many of us crave sun-kissed skin. A tan, even in the middle or winter, can help you to feel warm and summery no matter what the weather.

Indoor tanning salons have become a very popular way to achieve a bronzed look. These salons offer various types of tanning services, but one of the best-known is done with a tanning bed. These beds are places where the client can lie down for a set amount of time and get a tan without having to even step into the sun.

Even though indoor tanning is already considered to be more convenient than tanning outdoors, there are still ways to make the process move even faster. For instance, you might try indoor tanning lotion to help your skin get a quicker tan. These lotions are formulated to help your skin tan at an accelerated rate. Tanning lotions differ, but some even offer moisture to help your skin handle dry tanning conditions.

Tanning lotion can range in price dramatically. If you buy lotion from a salon, it can cost even more than if you bring your own. Look for deals at the beauty store or online, and you might be surprised how much you can save. It may not be worth the cost for you to use this lotion, so you'll need to carefully consider the pros and cons.

If you are thinking about using tanning lotion next time you tan indoors, you should do some research in order to find out all you can about different varieties and how they work. Here are a few things you might want to know:

  • The most important thing to remember is that indoor tanning lotions should not be used outdoors. These products are meant for indoor tanning beds and are unlikely to include any kind of sun protection.
  • Indoor tanning lotion helps you to get a better tan in less time. It can also add nourishment and moisture to your skin.
  • Apply tanning lotion to clean, dry skin, and exfoliate before use to help the lotion to be most effective.
  • Put on the lotion right before you are going to tan, applying it evenly and using circular motions to massage the lotion into your skin.

Always remember that tanning, whether it is indoors or outdoors, can be damaging to your skin. Be careful and don't tan for too long at one time. You definitely don't want to get sunburn or other skin problems. If you want a tan without the worry, consider a spray tan or even sunless tanning lotion.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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